Five Hungry Joes – A pictorial archive of the Trashcan Sinatras. Legendary Scottish Band

A Sort Of Homecoming

Homecoming Scotland 2009 was a series of events designed to attract people of Scottish ancestry to visit Scotland.

The Homecoming started on 25 January 2009 (Robert Burns night) and ran until 30 November 2009 (St Andrews Day). Throughout this period there was a long list of events, including several well-established attractions like Celtic Connections, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.

Another Homecoming celebration though, was Kilmarnock’s Tartan Tidings – a low-key affair combining musical entertainment from local ‘heroes’ culminating in some Z-list celebrity switching on the town’s Christmas Lights.

The 2009 event had an array of talent including the Donnie Munro Band, Andrew Merry(?), A Gospel Choir, Peatbog Faeries and the Trashcan Sinatras.

Now you’re probably wondering why the Trashcans were mingling with the Z-listers, but if you know your history – which I’m sure you do – then you’ll know that Kimarnock was the band’s home for several years, so it seemed appropriate for the organisers to ask some real heroes to return for the event.

Frank, last week…

28 November 2009

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Footage from most of the Kilmarnock homecoming gig is available on youtube on this link:

I’m sure you’ll like it

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